Hyundai’s largest selling car in India is the i10 and for good reasons. For starters, the i10, with the 1.2-litre Kappa engine is one of the India’s most fuel efficient petrol cars. It might have odd ball and subjective looks but the i10 is one of the best places to be in in the Rs 4 to Rs 5 lakh bracket. The car got a slight revamp sometime back with changes done both to the outside as well as insides and the standard list of features. Step inside the i10 and you are greeted with quality of plastics and design that can shame cars from a higher price bracket. You do feel that your money was spent well and the i10 further impresses you with its feature list. For example, unlike some of the other cars in this price bracket, the i10 gets steering wheel controls even on its mid trim levels.
It also boasts of features like heated outside rear view mirrors, optional electric sun roof, height adjustable driver’s seat and reverse parking sensors. The i10 comes with two engine options, a 1.1-litre and a bigger, more powerful and efficient 1.2-litre engine. Both the engines are very good on power with the latter making the i10 the quickest car in the class easily. The gearbox is also a delight to use and this combined with a light steering makes driving the i10 a breeze in traffic.
Hyundai seems to have ticket the right boxes in the case of the i10. The company also offers an automatic gearbox variant with the 1.2-litre engine. In all, the i10 comes in nine different trim levels including two automatic ones and caters to a wide segment of users including the fair sex.
Expert Speak: High levels of quality, fuel efficient engines and an option for an automatic - the i10 is a clear winner in its class!Less
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Hyundai i10 PriceList
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Hyundai i10 Specifications
Dimension & Weights
|Overall Length||3565 mm|
|Overall Width||1595 mm|
|Overall Height||1550 mm|
|Ground Clearance||165 mm|
|No of Cylinders||4|
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Hyundai i10 Features
|Hyundai i10||Era iRDE2||Magna iRDE2||Sportz iRDE2||Sportz Blue Drive (Solid)||Sportz Blue Drive (Metallic)|
|Power Windows||Front Only|
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Hyundai i10 Colors
- Phantom Black
- Garnet Red
- Stone Beige
- Electric Red
- Ice Silver
- Carbon Grey
- Sleek Silver
- Crystal White
Expert Test Review
One of the strongest points about the i10 has been its cabin space and quality. With a wheelbase that is longer than cars like the Chevrolet Beat and Ritz, space on the inside is very generous. The i10 can easily take in tall adults up front with three mid-sized people at the rear. Boot space is a very decent 225litres. What however makes you feel nice is the overall quality of the interiors. The look and feel of plastics is of the higher order and the design of the speedometer console and the fascia much better than most of the other cars in the same price band. All the buttons and the console get blue backlighting which looks terrific. The higher models also get steering mounted controls for the audio system with the latter being integrated perfectly into the central console. The cabin wears a mix of dark and light colors and it all seems to get along nicely. The i10 might not boast of an automatic climate control for the air-con but the rotary knobs feel and work just fine. The forward placed gear lever helps liberate a lot of space between the front two passengers you get two cup-holders and cubby holes each in front and rear of the hand-brake. Getting into a comfortable driving position is easy and the i10 offers you a good view of the surroundings. Space and comfort of the back seat is also above average and even the rear windows wind down all the way! We did miss dedicated cup or bottle holders for the rear passengers though.
Hyundai i10 has about 235litres of boot space which is not huge in comparison to the other hatchbacks out in the market but still is quite enough to carry some load.
i10 has beautiful illuminated speedometer although some complains that the blue light is disturbing to the eye sometimes.
i 10 has a gear lever which is well within the reach of the driver but it has a chunky silvery finish on the knob.
i10 has no cup holders inside the car.
i10 has a glovebox but it is not that spacious.
i10 has aux and sub port attached to the music system it has a descent sound quality.
The air condition in the i10 works very efficiently.
There is no arm rest in the i10.
The air vents are well fitted in the dashboard an is capable of surrounding the air inside the car interior.
The seats are very comfortable and has a good finish to them.
i10 has a descent amount of leg room.
i10 has a descent amount of knee room space in the back after the front seats are pushed back to some distance.
i10 has The shoulder space is also quite sufficient for 3persons sitting at the rear of the car.
i10 has average amount of headroom space inside the i10.
i10 has electric power steering system with audio and Bluetooth controls in it.
i10 has power window option but only in the higher Variants.
i10 has no keyless entry option in the car.
Driver information display
The driver information display has nothing special in it except few warning lamps.
The i10 was never a hot or a sexy looking hatchback like some of its rivals. What it has always carried is smartness - there have no doubt been subjective views about how the car looks from the outside though the newer version has made the overall appearance much better. Designed keeping Hyundais Fluidic DNA in mind, the updated design isnt really a huge step forward as compared to the earlier version. The i10 now has a more up-market look and the front end has newer, bolder and bigger headlamps. The complete redesigning of the grille and bumper not only give it a hint of aggression but also create a more hexagonal frontal form, which can be seen other newer Hyundai products as well. The design upgrades continue on the sides and rear of the car, with new style wheels and redesigned rear lamps and bumper completing the new i10's contemporary and streetwise look. Dimension wise, the i10 is 3585mm long, 1595mm wide (as wide as the Chevrolet Beat) and 1550mm tall. All versions comes with 155/80 R13 wheels and the i10 is sold in a total of eight different color options. All versions come with steel wheels without optional alloys though the rear spoiler with integrated brake lamp on the top end versions does look nice. Ditto for the rear view mirror integrated indicators for some of the higher versions.
The i10s looks has crisp detailing like the hexagonal grille and sharp headlamps mean it still looks quite fresh.
The i10 is a fairly tall car, essential for making the most of the interior space. One thing that instantly adds appeal to its design is the rear spoiler, but this is only standard on top-spec models. Thats a shame, because it helps to balance the cars proportions and adds a little character to the otherwise slightly anonymous shape.
The trailing edge of the rear door seems unusually steeply raked, giving the impression that access could be tricky. Actually, the opposite is true. The fact that the rear door is longer than the front one no doubt helps this.
Hyundai i10 has about 165 mm of ground clearance.
i10 has body coloured bumpers and integrated fog lamps in the car.
The headlamps of the i10 has a smart and edgy look to it and provides satisfying amount of illumination in the dark.
i10 has beautiful clustered tail lamps which is clearly visible from a long distance.
Fog lamp is optional in the i10 and are available in the higher variants.
The tyre size of the i10 is 15580 radial 13. This type of rubber gives good amount of grip in any situation wet or dry.
There is no option of alloy wheels in the i10.
i10 has an electrically adjustable outside mirrors.
Hyundai i10 has 8 colour options Oyster Grey Virtual Yellow Electric Red Deep Ocean Blue, Champagne Gold Blushing Red Sleek Silver Alpine Blue
i10 has an option for rear wiper in the car.
There is no roof rail in the i10.
There is an option of sunroof in the i10.
There is no spoiler in the i10 but only a extended plastic part from the rear window which clearly shouts that it is the 2nd generation.
There is no side step attached to the car.
The spare wheel of the i20 has been placed at the back of the boot of the car.
The i10 is sold in two engine options. The smaller 1.1-litre iRDE2 (intelligent Responsive Drive Engine) also received a minor update with the refreshed i10 in September 2011. It makes a maximum power of 69PS with an ARAI rated economy of 19.81kmpl. The better seller though is the bigger 1.2-litre engine option. This kappa2 unit now comes with a first-in-class VTVT (Variable Timing Valve Train) technology which basically gives you best of both the worlds performance and economy. Infact, at a rated 20.36kmpl, the i10 is the most efficient in its class. Further, the 1.2-litre engine produces 80PS of power along with 111Nm of torque one of the highest among hatchbacks in India. With a relatively lighter body weight, the i10 1.2 turns out be one hell of a city car. The engine is very responsive and its easy to pilot the car through small gaps. All this power also means that driving a fully loaded i10 with the air-con working doesnt strain the engine. The i10 is also a very good highway car with the 1.2 engine feeling comfortable at an indicated 110-115km/h. The NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) levels are surprisingly very good and can shame quite a few other so called smooth engines around. The engine gets good company in the form of the slick 5-speed manual gearbox. It has the best shift qualities among the segment today. The 1.2 engine also comes with an optional 4-speed automatic transmission.
Engine & Performance Details
The i10 dispatches 100kph in 12.04sec.
when pushed hard i10 clocked 156kph
The Hyundai i10 can reach 40-60 in just 5.61 seconds and 80-100 in 5.5 seconds.
The 5-speed manual box works surprisingly well with the Kappa. Its pretty responsive and the surplus of power from the Kappa motor ensures that you never struggle to keep up with the traffic.
i10 has transverse petrol 1197cc engine which gives an output of 80ps @5200rpm.
Hyundai i10 gives 111nm of torque at 4000rpm.
Although the i10s NVH level is quite low still it begins to vibrate a little when pushed hard.
The i10 is sold in two engine options. The smaller 1.1-litre iRDE2 (intelligent Responsive Drive Engine) also received a minor update with the refreshed i10 in September 2011. It makes a maximum power of 69PS with an ARAI rated economy of 19.81kmpl. The better seller though is the bigger 1.2-litre engine option. This kappa2 unit now comes with a first-in-class VTVT (Variable Timing Valve Train) technology which basically gives you best of both the worlds performance and economy. Infact, at a rated 20.36kmpl, the i10 is the most efficient in its class.
Mileage View full detail
|Hyundai i10 Era iRDE2||19.81 kmpl|
|Hyundai i10 Magna iRDE2||19.81 kmpl|
|Hyundai i10 Sportz iRDE2||19.81 kmpl|
|Hyundai i10 Sportz Blue Drive (Solid)||--|
|Hyundai i10 Sportz Blue Drive (Metallic)||--|
City fuel economy
Hyundai i10 returns about 13.5kmpl in the city
Highway fuel economy
i10 returns about 19kmpl in the highways.
ARAI rated economy
The various of the i10 returns Hyundai i10 D-Lite iRDE2 Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 19.81 kmpl Hyundai i10 Era iRDE2 Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 19.81 kmpl Hyundai i10 Magna iRDE2 Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 19.81 kmpl Hyundai i10 Magna 1.2 Kappa2 Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 20.36 kmpl Hyundai i10 Sportz 1.2 Kappa2 Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 20.36 kmpl Hyundai i10 Sportz 1.2 AT Kappa2 Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 16.95 kmpl Hyundai i10 Asta 1.2 Kappa2
Hyundai i10 has about 855kms of tank range approx
The i10 wears independent MacPherson strut up front with a torsion beam axle at the rear. First thing that strikes you when you drive the i10 is the super light steering wheel that is a boon for city traffic. Handling is nippy and pretty good and body control is also decent. Brakes work very well and ABS is standard on the top end Asta version.
Handling Braking & Safety Details
The i10 manages to flow over undulating, lumpy B-roads almost with the aplomb of a large family hatchback. You can certainly feel what speed youre doing, just as you would expect of such a small, short car, but the car's handling and ride always feels measured and controlled.
i10 has a front ventilated discs and drums at the break. It manages to provide i10 with a descent braking. The i10s braking is more than up to the job, with good feel, strong retardation and a commendable resistance to fade.
First-in class reverse parking sensors and the reassurance of dual airbags and ABS, you don't have to worry about safety anymore while you enjoy your Next Gen drive.
Hyundai i10 has an option for ABS(anti lock braking).
Hyundai i10 does not come with a traction control.
The i10 wears independent MacPherson strut up front with a torsion beam axle at the rear. First thing that strikes you when you drive the i10 is the super light steering wheel that is a boon for city traffic. The EPS steering doesnt put any load on the engine (unlike hydraulic ones) and though some experts might crib about the lack of a feel at high speeds, the fact is that the i10 is meant to a family car and does the job very well. Typical broken roads at city speeds are dismissed off easily and only when the pot-holes become craters do you feel the limitations of the suspensions set-ups. The i10 at speeds over bad roads can also turn out to be not so comfortable for rear passengers. At highway speeds, the i10 does feel very stable, thanks for its long wheelbase. Brakes work very well and ABS is standard on the top end Asta version.
Comfort & Suspension Details
Hyundai i10 is reasonably spacious, with decent headroom. The i10s high-set drivers seat, though good for visibility, lacks thigh support and, like in the rear, the cushions feel a touch too hard.
The front suspension in the i10 has McPherson Strut with Stabilizer Bar which is able to handle the pot holes pretty well.
The rear suspension has CTBA with coil spring.
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